Imagine if you will your dream line-up for a single night out and it probably doesn’t get much better than this. Oh for Star Trek style transporters. RS Country reports: “Willie Nelson is assembling a genre-defying roster of artists for a new summer package tour. The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will kick off July 1st in New Orleans with Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Margo Price, Hayes Carll, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will appear on select dates of the six-city run. Additional shows and artists are forthcoming.
The tour, which emphasizes local food and craft beer, was born from last September’s Outlaw Music Festival, a daylong concert held in Scranton, Pennsylvania. After the New Orleans debut, the expanded festival will hit Dallas; Rogers, Arkansas; Detroit; Milwaukee; and Syracuse, New York. (See the full artist lineup for each date [here].)
Nelson, a tireless road act, is gearing up for a busy few months. He’ll release his new album God’s Problem Child on April 28th, play the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, the day after, and headline a four-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco in May. The Country Music Hall of Fame member honored his late friend Merle Haggard during an all-star concert in Nashville on April 6th, and previewed God’s Problem Child during an intimate SiriusXM Q&A session, during which he addressed online rumors of his death. “Everyone is always so happy to see me,” he joked.
Tickets for the Outlaw Music Festival Tour go on sale April 21st at 10:00 a.m. local time.”
Meanwhile if you don’t have the price of a spare air-ticket to the States lying around, console yourself with this blissfully good clip from the Avett Brothers’ latest album.